The Next Steps for FedRAMP

The Next Steps for FedRAMP

Posted by ablue on Dec 22, 2014 10:33:21 AM

iStock_000008579439Medium_200_150More than two and a half years into the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP), program managers are calling the initiative a success, but looking forward toward significant improvements.

A two year roadmap has been created, entitled “FedRAMP Forward.” It includes a number of key initiatives centered on increasing awareness of the program’s core components, improving efficiencies in authorizations and implementation.

The plan is to start, or restart, a number of initiatives, including:

  • re-launching FedRAMP.gov as a central repository for information and updates
  • creating a high baseline for sensitive data and developing security overlays to give agencies a singular view of compliance with the various requirements mandated by federal law
  • lowering costs, while simultaneously speeding up the authorization process

Program managers are looking to give a wider, enterprise scope to the authorization process, including within agencies and across government. To achieve this, managers will be setting up inter-agency working groups to identify service providers and products that are used in multiple areas.

Per the schedule, the working groups are expected to launch within 12 months.

To read the entire article, please visit www.federaltimes.com.

Topics: Government Entities